Why Is Sperm So Damn Expensive?
With women wanting the highest quality sperm possible—college educated sperm that is free of disease and physical abnormalities—the amount of labor that's involved in obtaining this pristine goo drives sperm prices sky high.
Three Women Share What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder
Unlike what the movies show, it’s not all boiled rabbits and suicide attempts.
What Is Death-Positive Activism?
Death Salon is an informal gathering celebrating all things death in a profound and refreshing way. I visited Evergreen Cemetery with Death Salon director, Megan Rosenbloom, to find out more about accepting death for what it is: natural.
Shifting Voices as a Trans Person
Transgender people are at risk of scrutiny and violent based on their ability to "pass", or be perceived as the gender they identify with. One of the biggest indicators is speech. So how do trans people hone their voice?
Meet the Man Revolutionizing the Straight Male Escort Industry
Garren James began Cowboys4Angels, one of the first exclusively straight male escort agencies in the world. It's his job to know what women want.
An Afternoon Inside the World’s Only Bunny Museum
A guide tour through the largest, strangest, and most cluttered collection of bunny paraphernalia ever assembled.
Fighting Homophobia in Nerd Culture, One Convention at a Time
Brent-Con was founded by Sean Z. Maker in 2010 to serve as a sort of queer version of Comic-Con and to bridge the gap between LGBT artists, fans, and geek culture.
LA's Animal Rights Queen Is Trying to Stop the Police from Killing Dogs
Jill Ryther has an impressive activist résumé, but her main focus right now is to get the LAPD to admit that it shoots dogs too often and needs to train its officers on how to better handle pets.
Twitch Is Turning Gamers into Internet Celebrities
Amazon is apparently about to shell out a shade under a billion dollars for Twitch, an interactive, YouTube-meets-ESPN platform for video-game streaming.
America Is Running Out of Water
Although most Americans believe water scarcity occurs only in countries where Angelina Jolie campaigns for peace, two of the world’s most overexerted rivers are right here in the United States.
We Asked Seven Drug Addicts What They Learned from D.A.R.E.
If you smoked crack in the last 30 years, you probably also graduated from D.A.R.E. We spoke to seven drug addicts to find out what they learned from D.A.R.E.
Thank You to the Stranger Who Bitch-Slapped Me at Burger King
After years of abusing alcohol, I found sobriety after a stranger bitch-slapped me at a Burger King drive-thru in Los Angeles, California.